A blog that explores the limitless possibilities of a gap year
In this online journal, EF Gap Year celebrates those brave individuals who dare to pave their own paths, find moments of learning in unexpected places, and continuously strive to expand their own universes.
Gap years between high school and college are commonly viewed as a rite of passage in countries around the globe, especially in Europe. Slowly, parents and students in the United States are waking up and realizing the awesome benefits taking a step off the traditional path provides. However, while gap years grow more and more…READ MORE
Count on growth and change If you’re considering taking a gap year you probably expect to see some changes in yourself on the other side. I certainly expected as much when I embarked on my gap year journey. A well-rounded gap year should result in growth and development in a number of areas. You might…READ MORE
There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college. But recent studies show, most of these worries are unfounded. Here are the most common gap year worries harbored by parents—and some data to help puts those fears to rest. 1) Gap Years are for the rich,…READ MORE
The term gap year is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s important to understand exactly what it is people are referring to. Unfortunately, when a lot of people hear “gap year” they think of sitting on your parents couch and binge watching Netflix in lieu of freshman year. While some people might choose to…READ MORE
The gap year is gaining popularity but it is still a fairly new concept. It can be difficult to shake your gap year fears as it is hard to find answers to the questions and doubts you might have. In reality, a gap year can be beneficial to your academic career, future job prospects and…READ MORE
Start your EF Gap Year in splendor—at Ashridge House Ashridge House is a lavish former English country estate that has been home to Ashridge Business School since 1959, and Hult International Business School since 2015. Since its beginning in 1283, however, Ashridge has worn many hats; it was home to King Henry VIII, a…READ MORE